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    A Taste of Pancit Buko in UCPB Makati

    There's the usual pancit canton, bihon, miki, lomi, chami, the regional pansit variations like pancit bato of Bicol particularly from Bato, Camarines Sur, Pancit hab-hab of Lucban, Quezon, pancit cabagan of Cagayan Valley from Cabagan town, and batil patung in Tuguegarao.

    then there's a not-so-common pancit recipe where buko (young coconut) strips are used instead of noodles made from rice, wheat or what-have-yous...

    Tutubi knows about pancit buko for a long time but was able sample it only recently through the information from a friend working at Cocobank (UCPB) head office on Makati Avenue (in front of Mandarin Hotel)

    pancit buko pancit buko is just that, young coconut in place of noodles using typical pancit recipes

    The pancit buko at Cocobank's cafeteria on the 11th floor of UCPB Building merely costs PhP24.00/order, a true frugal food find in the country's financial district. The price though is too cheap for the tasty and flavorful pancit that looks like chop suey or stir-fried vegetables (guisado) at first glance.

    If you want, you can make your own pancit buko with inexpensive buko at public markets or try to sample it first at UCPB in Makati i.e. if you know someone working there as it's only for Cocobank employees. (Tutubi also recommends Cocobank sandwich, something like french toast, ham and...uh-hmm...buko strips)

    Should you know of canteens, restaurants, eateries offering this dish, please hit the Post a comment button below.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:51 PM,


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